VICTIMS OF URANIUM MUNITIONS USED BY THE US FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN: Creative-i /23 March 2010, Warning – Horrific Images aution: The images presented here are so horrific that it had me in tears just dealing with the ‘technics’ of uploading them. As with the Gaza victims file, I have left them off the Home Page. If you wish to view them click on the Continue Reading link. And I urge folks to do something about this, how can we stand aside? It is after all, being done in OUR name….. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Depleted uranium’
The veterans want help with their health conditions and treatment now. Their pain is real physiological damage.
Depleted Uranium Research-DU affects DNA, Veterans Today, March 20, 2010 by Denise Nichols · -More Research Indicated To Assess Health Risk. The research on depleted uranium comes out of French researchers that examined the manner DNA is affected by enriched and depleted uranium. The metal or chemical effect it seems is the more important in depleted uranium exposure. (more…)
Israel used depleted uranium ammo during last war in Gaza – experts, The Voice of Russia, Mar 19, 2010, Israel used depleted uranium ammunition during its Cast Lead military operation in Gaza in the winter of 2008-2009. According to the Al-Hayat newspaper, this follows from forensic studies of Palestinians’ bodies by Italian experts. (more…)
There is persuasive material about long-term health risks to the wider population.
Irish depleted uranium ban bill gets warm reception at second reading, top-u238.blogspot.com 7 marzo 2010 A draft bill that would ban the use of uranium in all non-nuclear weapons in Ireland has received a positive cross-party response from Senators during its Second Stage reading in the Irish Senate.4 March 2010 – (more…)
Fallujah doctors report rise in birth defects, BBC News`4 March, John Simpson talks about the children with birth defects he saw in Fallujah
Doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are reporting a high level of birth defects, with some blaming weapons used by the US after the Iraq invasion. (more…)
This study shows that both types of uranium may carry a health risk because they both affect DNA in ways that can lead to cancer.
Depleted and enriched uranium affect DNA in different ways. Environmental Health News, 16 March, 20201, (more…)
“I believe in my heart that the cancer is a by-product of when my daughter was exposed to depleted Uranium in Iraq.”
Iraq: An Environmental Cesspool, THE HUFFINGTON POST, R. B. Stuart, 1 March 2010, While the war in Iraq winds down, the cases of soldiers being diagnosed with rare, aggressive forms of cancer post deployment heats up. Not only do soldiers have to contend with side stepping roadside bombs during their tour, but radiological dust from depleted Uranium, and suffocating plumes of burn pit smoke so rich with carcinogens it makes smoking a carton of unfiltered Camel cigarettes seem like a breath of fresh air…………. (more…)
Utah gov: 2 trains of SC waste won’t come to Utah, THE HUFFINGTON POST, Brock Bergakis, February 22, 2010. SALT LAKE CITY — About 6,500 tons of low-level radioactive waste from South Carolina won’t be coming to Utah as originally planned, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday in announcing a verbal agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy. (more…)
environmental group says it reviewed shipping manifests for some of the waste and found the barrels contain waste in concentrations higher than state law allows EnergySolutions to accept.
Utah governor orders depleted uranium testing The Associated Press
TheSunNews.com Jan. 13, 2010 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered the testing of barrels of depleted uranium from South Carolina to see how radioactive it is. (more…)
Hearing next week on challenge to Army license for depleted uranium I Lind.net, Ian Lind, January 6th, 2010
The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, an agency of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will hold a hearing next week on challenges filed by four Hawaii residents to an Army license to possess depleted uranium at Schofield Barracks on Oahu and the Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island. (more…)